O Vos Aetherei Plaudite Cives

This hymn was used as the hymn for I Vespers on the Solemnity of the Assumption in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition).

O vos, ætherei plaudite cives,
Hæc est illa dies clara triumpho,
Qui matrem placida morte solutam
Natus siderea suscipit aula.

Quae non, Virgo, tibi dona rependit!
Cœli divitias explicat omnes,
Verbum vestieras carne; vicissim
Verbum te proprio lumine vestit.

Qui sub corporea nube latebat,
Nudo se penitus numine monstrat:
Et Quem virgineo lacte cibasti,
In iugem tibi dat se Deus escam.

O concessa tibi quanta potestas!*
Per te veniunt munera terris!
Cunctis cœlitibus celsior una:
Qualis! quanta! Deo quæ minor uno.

Quae regina sedes proxima Christo,
Alto de solio vota tuorum
Audi, namque potes flectere natum
Virgo Mater, amas nos quoque natos.

Divinæ Soboli, qui dare matrem
In terris voluit, gloria Patri,
Cuius virgo parens, gloria Nato;
Quo fœcunda, tibi gloria, Flamen. Amen.

*Some versions render this verse thus:
O concessa tibi quanta potestas
Per te quanta venit gratia terris!
Cunctis cœlitibus celsior una:
Solo facta minor Virgo Tonante.

Words: Jean-Baptiste de Santeüil in the 1680 Paris Breviary.
Tune: Unknown.

Meter: 11.11.11.11

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
Rejoice, O Ye Spirits and Angels on High!

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